Those responsible for Cscope are the Directors of the 20 Texas Education Service Centers in Texas. They formed a non-profit within a state agency with taxpayers money but have failed to release lessons or financials to the public. That alone should be cause for alarm among Texas parents, pastors and taxpayers across the state.
After researching Cscope for over a year you can take my word for it. Cscope is pro Islamicdespite State Csocpe Director, Wade Labay’s attempt to cover this up. I originally found thisIslamic Powerpoint along with this corresponding lesson that instructs the teacher to hand out verses of the Quran to the students. I personally showed this to Cscope Director Wade Labay in January/2012 which you can hear him deny it’s existence within Cscope though he had the powerpoint removed 3 days later.
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Numerous Texas School districts that have purchased Cscope have posted the followingMemo in defense of Cscope. One portion states the following….
Does CSCOPE Promote Islam?
Absolutely not. This misunderstanding is based on lesson content that has been taken completely out of context. CSCOPE teaches the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) which are adopted by the 15 members of the SBOE. A number of the TEKS call for students to learn about and compare the various world religions. One of the religions addressed is Islam, and there is a lesson on the founding principles and history of the religion; just as there are lessons for Christianity, Judaism, and other major world religions. One part of the lesson on the basic tenets of Islam has been presented as what students are to learn about all religions, when in fact it simply describes what Muslims believe and what Islam teaches. (The lesson mentioned here is above with the powerpoint. Reminder this is the lesson calling for the teacher to hand out verses of the Qu’ran.)
Following are more examples of Cscope’s Pro Islamic content!
1) The following is from a Kindergarten lesson working to have children sympathizing with Muslim/Islam from Kindergarten and it continues through out the upper grades.
2) Kindergarten- Suggested book to read aloud to class….Salaam: a Muslim American boy’s story by Tricia Brown
3) 1st Grade. Lesson on Clara Barton….
The Red Crescent
The Red Crescent emblem was first used by ICRC volunteers during the armed conflict between Russia and Turkey
(1877–1878). The symbol was officially adopted in 1929, and so far 25 Islamic states have recognized it.
Originally, only the Red Cross was to be used as an emblem of the Geneva Conventions, but because it reminded
Muslims of the Crusaders, most of the Muslim nations (primarily the Ottoman Empire, later Turkey) objected to this, and
as a result an additional emblem (the Red Crescent) was to be provided for.
Though the crescent is traditionally associated with Islam, the Red Crescent is a color reversal of the Ottoman flag, which
was later adapted into the modern flag of Turkey, except that the Red Crescent does not have a star and is usually
centered on its white ground.
Iran also adopted the Red Crescent in 1980 after abandoning the Red Lion and Sun.
4) In a Six Grade Cscope lesson it has the students chart Ibn Battuta’s pilgrimage to Mecca & Medina.
5) Within one of Cscope’s “Instructional Focus Documents” which gives direction to the Teacher on presenting the TEKS to students we find the following….. Notice the 2nd bulleted point 2 it states “Qu’ran forbade forced Conversions so Muslims also allowed conquered people to retain their own religions“.
Nowhere in Cscope does it point out the persecutions that have and are taking place across the Middle East in the name of Islam. The following verses of the Qu’ran are not given to Texas Students to interpret. Cscope portrays Islam as just another peaceful religion.
Qur’an 9:29-Fight against Christians and Jews ”until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.”
Qur’an 4:91- If the unbelievers do not offer you peace, kill them wherever you find them. Against such you are given clear warrant.
. Qur’an 9:7-9-Don’t make treaties with non-Muslims. They are all evildoers and should not be trusted.
Qur’an 9:12-14-Fight the disbelievers! Allah is on your side; he will give you victory.
. Qur’an 9:5 Kill the nonbelievers wherever you find them.
Qur’an 2:191-2-Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.
Qur’an (5:51) – ”O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”
Qur’an (2:65-66) Christians and Jews must believe what Allah has revealed to Muhammad or Allah will disfigure their faces or turn them into apes, as he did the Sabbath-breakers.
Qur’an (4:48, 4:116)-Those who ascribe a partner to Allah (like Christians do with Jesus and the Holy Spirit) will not be forgiven. They have “invented a tremendous sin.”
Qur’an (4:51)-Jews and Christians believe in idols and false deities, yet they claim to be more rightly guided than Muslims.
Qur’an (5:51) Don’t take Jews or Christians for friends. If you do, then Allah will consider you to be one of them.
Qur’an (5:80) – “You will see many of them befriending those who disbelieve; certainly evil is that which their souls have sent before for them, that Allah became displeased with them and in chastisement shall they abide.” Those Muslims who befriend unbelievers will abide in hell.
Qur’an (3:85) – ”And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers.”
. Qur’an 9:6-Those who submit and convert to Islam will be treated well. (Those who don’t submit will be killed. See previous verse.)
Qur’an 5:53 Jews and Christians are losers.
Qur’an 5:59 Jews and Christians are evil-livers.
Qur’an 5:63 Evil is the handiwork of the rabbis and priests.
Qur’an 5:72 Christians will be burned in the Fire.
6) Cscope, Islam, Women and Sex
7) Cscope World History Islamic Propaganda-1
8) 6th Grade Lesson…. Islam Misconception that needs clarifying… ????
“Christianity and Islam are so similar lets not be deceived. This is the idea that Cscope hopes to portray.
9) Cscope says “Allah is the Only God”
10) The Middle East Lesson the lesson states the following…”Also, the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism is having an enormous impact as it recruits terrorists to free all oppressed Islamic people to carry out the Jihad.“